Fashion Over Reason

Monday, February 5, 2018

For the Love of Loose

heleneisfor, Davis Tisdale vintage, Everlane Day heel, DL1961 boyfriend jeans

If there ever was one good thing about getting older, it's that you get more unapologetic about who you are. You inevitably begin to hone a signature style and no longer become concerned about trends or what others are wearing. Your priority is what you feel best in, what you're most at ease wearing, outfits in which you feel comfortable in your own skin.

I'm sure everyone's experience is different, but this has very much been the case for me. That doesn't mean I don't still have fun with my style and consistently incorporate seasonal updates, but there is a particular silhouette that will forever be my go-to: a loose button-down paired with jeans.

The rest is fair game, like choice of accessories and shoes, but the main event is all about a roomy top for a laissez-faire attitude. I've been at it for most of my adult life and show no signs of giving it up. Even better when it's vintage (this one being from fav Davis Tisdale Vintage).

Button-down or bust.


Photos by Yael Steren

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Details:
Davis Tisdale shirt
DL 1961 jeans
Everlane Day heel
Ray-Ban sunglasses

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Saturday, January 6, 2018

Layers of Flow

heleneisfor, aritzia, marc jacobs silver booties, new york city, style inspiration, golden hour

The unexpected juxtapositon of layers gets me really excited. Even better when the pieces are light and flowy, giving the illusion of being completely weightless. Perhaps I'm romanticizing this sartorial notion, but I think it's justified in this case. A magical sunset moment will do that.

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Details:
Cienne dress
Aritzia robe dress
Marc Jacobs booties
Raen sunglasses


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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Sleek & Chic

Aritzia, Joe's Jeans,helensisfot, Chanel mules slides, bottega veneta intrecciato

Sometimes you just want to feel like a lady, but give it your own twist, amiright?! Case in point: some very civilized mules with a chic blouse and blazer combo, but served up with a messy mane and distressed denim.

I've said it before and I'm saying it again: balance.

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Joes Jeans
Aritzia blouse
Aritzia blazer
Chanel slides
Bottega Veneta bag
Raen sunnies

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Monday, December 18, 2017

Greetings, Earthlings

Heleneisfor fashion over reason, Aritzia babaton  blazer, Cienne NY dress, Marc Jacobs silver boots, Raen sunglasses

There's something I find to be a little alien-like about these photos. I don't know if it's the monochromatic ensemble, the slicked back hair, or the cool and otherworldly concrete background, but to me, this vibe is so reminiscent of another planet.

So this is your lesson of the day, friends: go monochromatic in a layered look to build an unexpected silhouette, and own that extraterrestrial sensibility.

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Details:
Cienne NY Dress
Aritzia Sweater
Aritzia blazer
Raen sunnies
Marc Jacobs boots

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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Hey, Sunshine

heleneisfor x aritzia babaton 101, marc jacobs silver boots, want les essentiels yellow pouch

Not gonna lie, I'm obsessed with the sun in every way there is. How it perks up my mood and fuels my motivation on the daily. With the warmth it delivers when the rays land on my skin. With the way it adds a golden touch to photos, especially during magic hour. I don't think a girl hailing from the great white north has ever loved sunshine as much as I have.

But also how it adds a touch of color to an outfit comprised entirely of neutrals. Exhibit A.

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Details:
Aritzia top
Aritzia pants
Marc Jacobs boots
Want les Essentiels pouch
Raen sunglasses

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

It's a Mod, Mod World

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We all know that fashion is cyclical, but someone once told me that trends come back every 14 years. If you're feeling skeptical about that figure, just think about what's currently in style... point proven.

That said, some vintage fads have become timeless. Think: the 60s, the 70s, potentially the 80s... Which is great news for me because most of my fashion role models are iconic women who left an indelible stylistic impact on these eras. Like the ladies that made mod famous- think: Twiggy, Jean Shrimpton, and Edie Sedgwick.

As you can see here, I find them quite inspiring.

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Details:
Aritzia sweater
Aritzia skirt
Repetto shoes
Brixton hat
Warby Parker sunnies
Bottega Veneta bag
Mejuri necklaces

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Jeans and a (Vintage) Tee

Heleneisfor davis tisdale vintage, joe's jeans, marc jacobs boots, brooklyn

Very little gets me jazzed like silver boots and a vintage tee. Lucky for me, I've got both, and I plan on surfing into the cooler months while wearing multiple variations of this ensemble with added layers.

I've mentioned so many times on this blog that I hate fussing and that when it's all said and done, I'm just a simple jeans and tee kind of lady. There's nothing I feel more comfortable and like myself in. While this combo doesn't exactly make for the most exciting getup, all I need is some sassy footwear to zhuzh everything up.

And sassy footwear I've got.

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Joe's Jeans denim
Marc Jacobs boots
Brixton hat